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Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, kentucky, east of here tomorrow. this is a fundamental discussion about the role of government. mitt romney in that debate the other week used the phrase "trickle-down government," which is a very clever and very condescending formulation of what government is. the government programs that we have, that include social security and medicare and medicaid and education and so forth come from the ground up. they're what people want, they're what people need, they're what people voted for. they're part of the fabric of american life. they're not trickle-down anything. and what the president has to do and what joe biden has to do tomorrow night is to confront that notion. joe biden has to not only defend the president and attack paul ryan for his libertarian ideas, joe biden has to defend social security and medicare and the very idea of the usefulness and the importance of government in sharing responsibility in america, a big, heavy lift for joe biden tomorrow night. >> it's a heavy lift, howard, i agree, but it's also right in his wheelhouse. everyone in this country knows his middle class bac
Oct 9, 2012 12:00am PDT
to our foreign assistance to create incentives for good governance, free enterprise and greater trade in the middle east and beyond. i'll rally our friends and allies to match our generosity with theirs. >> this will come as a surprise to our allies. mitt romney took his cues from foreign aid from rick perry. >> one of the things we have to do with our foreign aid commitments, the ongoing foreign aid commitments, you start everything at zero. a new strategy is to keep things deliberately vague. this week marks the 11th year of the war in afghanistan. romney took heat for not mentioning afghanistan during his convention speech. but the new mitt romney finally has a position on the war. >> in afghanistan i'll pursue a real and successful transition to afghan security forces by the end of 2014. >> that just happens to be the exact same position of the current president of the united states. this guy named barack obama. romney didn't offer any additional specifics, so it's hard to tell if he has really any disagreement with the president over afghanistan. the same goes for iran. >> i'll p
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. i just feel like we're letting ourselves e get frozen in our own indifference because no one takes on the demonizing of the poor or defending programs for the poor that actually work. that's what the nuns on the bus are out there doing. >> e.j., let's go back to 2008 and the vice presidential debate where joe biden was up against sarah palin. everybody knew that she was information challenged and there was somewhat of a tight rope that joe biden was walking there. he didn't want to come out overbearing or disrespectful because that could have hurt the ticket with female voters in america. now it's totally different. isn't it? now joe biden who has kind of been held back by the administration is being nudged out there to say, go get him, joe. what do you make of this? >> i think joe biden is a better debater than president obama. i thought that back in 2008. i saw several debates where joe biden outdebated all of them on the stage. and so, yes, i think there's
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
should pick up the slack for the government. he didn't back down from that belief in an interview with a local abc affiliate in michigan. >> the best thing to prevent violent crime is to bring opportunity in the inner cities. help teach people good discipline, good character, that is civil society. that's what charities and churches do to help one another make sure they realize the value in one another. >> but the truth is many charitable organizations are stretched to their limits. a study from the nonpartisan group bread for the world points out the flaws in ryan's plan. ryan's proposed cuts to the nation's food stamp program would mean every church in america would have to come up with approximately $50,000 de dedicated to feeding people. not only that, they'd have to come up with $50,000 every year for the next ten years. would your church or house of worship be able to come up with that kind of money so the wealthy can get their tax breaks? joining me tonight is sister simone campbell, leader of the nuns on the bus. sister, good to have you with us tonight. let's do the math,
Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, helping in the middle east, providing security services to our government and to other enterprises, to provide help to them. and you can imagine how shocked i was to learn that he was one of the two navy, former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi, just a couple of weeks ago. >> welcome back to "the ed show." sthafs mitt romney on the campaign trail in ohio today, recalling a chance encounter he had with glen doherty, a former navy s.e.a.l. who died in the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. romney began telling the story yesterday, a day after he used the attack to criticize president obama in a foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. but he won't be telling that story again. barbara doherty, the former s.e.a.l.'s mother, told her local nbc affiliate that she did not appreciate romney's use of her son's story on the campaign trail. he said, "i don't trust romney. he shouldn't make my son's death part of the political agenda. it's wrong to use these brave young men who wanted freedom for all, to degrade obama." when reached for comment, the romney c
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
what's going on with our government, hey, you're nothing but a bully. the right wingers don't like it when they're not allowed to lie all day long without consequence. now, this is what i really love. rnc chairman priebus being the biggest cry baby of them all. >> quite frankly i was embarrassed for the vice president. i mean, the laughs. we counted 82 times that joe biden interrupted paul ryan. i don't know -- >> paul ryan was interrupting, too. >> i don't know who his debate partner was, i don't know, maybe it was ed schultz from msnbc. i'm not sure. >> well, i can tell you, mr. chairman, i would be proud to be the vice president's debate partner after a performance like that because he hit it out of the park. so i'll just take credit for it. i know the vice president watches this show. he stood up for the middle class last night. he fought for the truth. he showed a difference between a leader and a liar. and as for the "wall street journal" saying that the debate was a disservice to voters, let me tell you what a disservice is to america. a couple of candidates that go out ther
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